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UMUC wins global cyber championship

Lizzy McLellan//Daily Record Business Writer//September 30, 2014

UMUC wins global cyber championship

By Lizzy McLellan

//Daily Record Business Writer

//September 30, 2014

A group of students, faculty and alumni from University of Maryland University College has emerged victorious from the 2014 Global CyberLympics.

The team, called the Cyber Padawans, secured first place in the contest. As one might guess, it is a worldwide competition in online ethical hacking, computer network defense and digital forensics.

The UMUC team defeated eight other teams, including one from the Netherlands, which had been the three-time defending champion.

In order to qualify for the championship, each of the nine teams had to win a regional competition. The UMUC Cyber Padawans qualified in August when they won the North America regional competition.

UMUC has more than 7,000 students enrolled in its cybersecurity programs at the bachelor’s and master’s levels. More than 80 students compete in cybersecurity competitions during each academic year.

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